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Sacaton Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On September 29, 2022, Ronald Lee Juan, Jr., 27, of Sacaton, Arizona, an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by United States District Judge John J. Tuchi to 204 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release. Between September 22, 2017, and September 21, 2018, Juan engaged in sexual contact with the victim on multiple occasions. Juan pleaded guilty on June 9, 2022, to Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Gila River Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Raynette Logan, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-21-00885-PHX-JJT
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-177_Juan

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Updated October 12, 2022

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2022-177_Juan